Cricket and the Meaning of Life

Cricket and the Meaning of Life

                                    Cricket and the Meaning of Life
| 51 min
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Filmed in Toronto, Trinidad and India, this feature documentary is a personal portrait of cricket, a sport steeped in issues of identity, nationalism, race and history. Once the domain of elite colonials, cricket became a way of life throughout the British Commonwealth ... except in Canada. As an adult, filmmaker Sanjay Talreja struggled to adapt when he moved to Toronto. One day, he discovers a thriving, yet underground, community of South Asian and Caribbean cricket players in the city. Tapping into this vitality, Talreja demonstrates that cricket is a sport crucial to the identity of many new Canadians.

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  • director
    Sanjay Talreja
  • writer
    Sanjay Talreja
  • narrator
    Sanjay Talreja
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • cinematography
    Stanislaw Barua
    Marlon Paul
  • editor
    Christopher Donaldson
    H. Jay Bunyan
  • sound editor
    Chris Miller
  • music composer
    Ken Myhr
  • location sound
    Sanjay Mehta
    Marek Piekarzewski
  • re-recording mixer
    Shelley Craig
  • archival researcher
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian

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  • RedSoleShoes

    Enjoyed everything about it, looking to seeing more of your work. T

    RedSoleShoes, 13 Mar 2014
  • joserosales

    Very inspiring and well narrated

    joserosales, 23 Sep 2013